The recent by poll results for 4 Lok Sabha and 5 assembly seats in 5 states, declared yesterday have been noticed prominently by major Newsdailies today. "By Polls boost Modi, stump Congress and jolt Nitish," headlines the Times of India. " NaMo hits Cong for six, Mamata stands ground, set back for Nitish" reports the Hinudstan Times, while the Economics Times adds, "Modi hits a sixer, in match to become Prime Minister."
The Opposition to the formation of the National Counter Terrorism Centre NCTC also finds prominent space in the front pages of many News dailies today. "Modi, PC exchange fire over terror body" reports the Hindustan Times, while the Hindu adds, "even congress CM's demur at NCTC."
The Indian Express in its lead story reports "Rajasthan Royals owner Kundra questioned for 12 hours" adding that the police may call him again. The Times of India also headlines "Kundra in a spot, questioned for hours in IPL fixing scandal - quizzed on betting, Pal's role in Team".
In a related story the Times of India asks "How did Rhiti get rupees 210 crore to 'pay' skipper Dhoni?" referring to the eye popping deal in which Rhiti Sports Management announced in 2010 that it would pay a minimum of rupees 210 crore to Dhoni in the next 3 years. The Hinudstan Times adds "Rhiti - run Dhoni charity too could be in "conflict zone".
The swearing in of Nawaz Sharif as Prime Minister in Pakistan has been reported by the Asian Age with a photograph of Nawaz Sharif inspecting a guard of honour at a welcoming ceremony in Islamabad with a caption, "Nawaz becomes Pak's only 3-time Prime Minister". The Hindu adds "Sharif sworn in, says economy top priority".
In another Pakistan related story the Tribune reports, "ISI reviving militancy in Punjab : Shinde". The newspapers reports that the Home Minister says, that the militants based in Pakistan are under pressure form ISI to further the spy agency's terror plans in Punjab and other parts of the country.
And finally, The Times of India reports that Japan has unveiled its new "levitating" bullet train, designed to travel at speed of upto 500 kilometre per hour which has under gone its first test on tracks.